Undergraduate Course: Student Research Component (Foundation Skills) (BVMS08063)
|School||Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||A course aimed at developing generic research and presentation skills.
Students develop and explore a topic of their own choice within a given theme. The course is intended to equip students with core skills that will be used in the student research component of third year and beyond. Topics chosen for SRC Foundation should not directly relate to material taught elsewhere in the BVM&S programme.
During the SSC1 course you should develop your skills in:
- developing a research topic
- the acquisition and organisation of knowledge around a research question
- the presentation of knowledge in a structured and interesting way
- communication between team members
- team management and time management
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 1,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1,
Formative Assessment Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 5,
Other Study Hours 10,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Additional Information (Learning and Teaching)
other study hours = 10
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||After the group presentations written feedback is provided to each group.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Using SRCF course themes, and extending beyond the bounds of the taught BVM&S curriculum, create a research question suitable for collaborative group work.
- Evaluate difference sources of evidence in relation to the research question, revising and adapting the research question if necessary.
- Assemble the research findings professionally in three formats: a referenced blog, a conference poster and an oral poster presentation.
- Critically select source references and cite them in academic format.
- Organise and manage work load and tasks within the research group, seeking advice where necessary.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
Presentation of information
Developing research questions
Working to deadlines
|Additional Class Delivery Information
|Keywords||Research,Self-selected topic,Group work,Presentation,Inter-disciplinery
|Course organiser||Mr Andrew Gardiner
Tel: (0131 6)50 8788
|Course secretary||Mrs Heather Thomson
Tel: (0131 6)50 6173